(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

The 2008 spring Midwest floods : a signal of changing climatic conditions?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STROPE S.A. (1) ; BUDIKOVA D. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography-Geology, Illinois State Univ., Normal, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examine historical records of river discharge rates and stage levels at 16 gauging stations in Iowa, southern Wisconsin, and southern Indiana to assess the severity and impact of flooding on local river systems and place the event in historical perspective. Discharge rates were higher than expected in May, peaking in June when magnitudes often reached record levels; estimated return periods for June often exceeded between 100 and 200 years on rivers in these areas. Daily flood stage levels were exceeded, often for extended periods of time, during May and June. River conditions began to recover in late June and continued to recede through July and August. The AA. also placed the observations in the context of simultaneous weather and synoptic conditions, changing precipitation regimes across the region, and anticipated future climate change due to anthropogenic forcing


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 313-337]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.2747/0272-3646.32.4.313

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2011
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 25275482 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo